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    August 20, 2013
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bad", i understand that. next time your cable is out, leave the 911 operators alone and just call us on "the ridiculist." that does it for us. "early start" begins now. have a great day. wildfires raging in the west. communities evacuated as fast moving flames continue to spread this morning. is there relief in sight? cutting off egypt. the u.s. is stopping some of the support it sends to the battle torn country. we are live. the white house introduces us to the newest member of the first family. >> dogs in the early hour of the morning. a good way to start the day. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is tuesday, the 20th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. firefighters think they may have turned the corner on this
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160 mile beaver creek fire. it's 9% contained. 2,000 homes remain evacuated. some residents were allowed to return home monday. an aerial assault may be slowing it down. >> reporter: fire continuing to ravage one of the most scenic spots. a drive-through the mountains and you can see why tom hanks, arnold schwarzenegger and bruce willis choose this area to build vacation homes and why some insurance companies call in their own firefighters to help prevent a calamity. as a red cross official told me -- >> many think it's an affluent area, it is, but there are people from many socioeconomic backgroun backgrounds. that's who is staying with us. >> reporter: that's where they are staying. >> i think not knowing.
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the outcome if we are going to go home or have a home. i think that's the most nerve-racking. >> reporter: the fire is a true beast spreading across the area larger than the city of denver. surrounded by bone dry trees and brush, it could be burning for a long time. the key is to keep the flames away from homes. the wind has a way of pushing the fire in different directions. >> we have plenty of resources right now. it's a matter of having people in the right place at the right time, which i believe we do at this point and time. it's a lot of work to go ahead and get this thing contained. >> reporter: dan simon, cnn, idaho. dozens of fires burning across the west, is there help in store for mother nature? indra petersons is going to answer that for us. is there rain? >> it's a mixed bag. we have red flag warnings. more moisture is coming into the area. the reason is virga. we have to moisten the
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atmosphere. it's tough to explain, but it's still dry to the ground. first, you need it to rain. it evaporates and that's virga. after days of rain and moisture, it goes all the way to the ground. with this threat, we are looking at dry lightning, not the rain. according to the weather map, it might be easier to understand. we have spotty showers through today. as the low moves closer, day after day of thunderstorms. we'll eventually get it going to the ground. winds and dry lightning tomorrow. hopefully we see more rain hit the ground. hopefully that makes sense. today, the threat of strong winds and dry lightning. by the end of the week, more thunderstorms and rain out there. speaking of too much rain into the southeast, look at what we saw yesterday. this pattern, no it is not changing. here is tuesday. stationary front still in place. watch this guy. we have changes on the map.
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wens, more rain still in the southeast. we will start to see severe weather move sboog the great lakes region. by thursday, same old thing. we are talking flooding in the southeast, one to two inches, two to four inches possible. heavy thunderstorms, that guy is not going anywhere. >> that's insane. every morning, just reload the same graphic. thank you. >> professor petersons, this morning. >> thank you. developing this morning, the u.s. is holding back some aid to egypt as they evaluate the aftermath of a violent crackdown on protesters there. the move is only temporary and no decision was made on whether to stop giving them a billion dollars of assistance. >> a lot of oil goes through there. they need to be a partner to keep the suez open. >> there are new developments as well. many worried the country may be
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inching back toward thor tear yan rule. a court ruled hosni mubarak released. the spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood has been arrested as well. reza is following the latest developments for us. how do the two situations, how could they affect the situation there on the ground? >> reporter: zoraida, mubarak is still in jail and not going out of jail, at least for now. there was a lot of confusion and some speculation yesterday that he could be released very soon. that's because a court came out and dropped one of his corruption charges. he faces a separate corruption charge in a charge linked to the killings in 2011 during the uprisi uprising. his lawyer came out and cited a law in egypt saying you cannot keep someone detained without a conviction. he claimed mubarak would be
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released soon. a court has not made any kind of official decision yet. but, if he's released in the coming weeks, look out. it's going to add another explosive element to this conflict. last night, the spiritual leader and the top official of the muslim brotherhood arrested in an apartment in cairo. he was wanted for weeks for allegedly insighting deadly violence. his arrest means dozens of muse limb brotherhood leaders are in jail. hundreds of others detained or wanted. hundreds of supporters killed. the international community condemned the arrests and the killings. the u.s. and washington, as you mentioned before is holding back some aid in an effort to press this government to make some changes, zoraida. at least for now, no indications it government is giving into the pressure and increasing sign that is it's launching and continuing a crackdown against the muslim brotherhood.
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the question now, will the muslim brotherhood stop fighting in the streets and demonstrations or fight back and escalate this time. >> reza, the obama administration is being careful with the choice of words here. they are calling it a reprogramming of some funds while the review is under way. what is the aid that is being held up? >> reporter: this is military aid and funding. some apache helicopters are not going to be delivered. several weeks ago, f-16 jet fighters were held back. essentially, it seems, washington is giving itself some flexibility. the option of turning off aid if this conflict escalates more. at least for now, they haven't made the official word that they are cutting off aid and again, if you take a step back and look at things, all the pressure and messages coming from washington, the rhetoric, these moves, no
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effect on this interim backed government. there are increasing signs that what they want to do is dismantle and wipe out the muslim brotherhood. >> thank you for that report. egypt's military rulers have a strong supporter this morning. saudi arabia, king abdullah condemning the muslim brotherhood and backing the violent government crackdown that killed close to 1,000 people. they are vowing to write a blank check to egypt to make up for short falls if the u.s. decides to cut aid. indicted in a 2007 assassination of prime minister buto. the charges include murder and conspiracy. the legal team says he pleaded not guilty. bhutto supporters say they did not do enough to protect her during an election rally. he put the blame of the killing
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on terrorists. the fukushima power plant says some 300 tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank and seeped into the ground. high radioactivity is found in salt water, sea water in japan. the plant suffered a meltdown after being damaged after an earthquake and tsunami. we are finding out more that the injuries suffered bizarrizy had a fractured skull and injuried to his throat when he was found april 19th after hiding in a boat in the residential backyard. 260 people were wounded in the bombings at the boston marathon. the army psychiatrist accused of shooting in ft. hood could take the stand in his own
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defense. prosecutors hope to wrap up their case much sooner than thought. the judge ruled much evidence that would show his motives would not be allowed. he's acting as his own attorney. if convicted of killing 13 unarmed fellow soldiers and wounding 30 others, he could face the death penalty. president obama is telling financial regulators to get to work. many new rule that is were supposed to be in place have yet to be completed. the president told the treasury secretary in a white house meeting that the work must be finished soon. >> five years after the crisis, almost the five-year anniversary. say hello to sunny the dog. he just arrived at the white house. she is a portuguese water dog like bo. they are romping there. they are getting along finely.
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children straight through therapy is opposed through the american medical association and the american psychiatric association. do you think you were born gay? >> i don't know. i think who you are is who you are. >> reporter: he underwent five years of conversion therapy. >> they put me in a place of being uncomfortable with who i am. >> the therapy turned her straight. banning it hurts patients. >> it prevents them from getting the help they desire. >> reporter: christie showed his concern. he wrote, i believe exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh the risks is not appropriate. >> please welcome, your governor, chris christie. >> reporter: he's running for second term as governor. his action and unpredictable restrictions on gun laws and
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medical marijuana are being fewed through a 2016 bid for president. >> it's been two months now. it's well documented. >> they are complicated issues. i know you think it's simple. i know you think it's simple and it's not. >> that's the father of a 2-year-old girl suffering from a rare form of epilepsy pleading with christie to pass a medical marijuana bill. he agreed to let qualified children take edible forms of marijuana if changes are made to the bill. >> just talking isolation is not going to deal with the entire problem. >> reporter: he enacted tougher gun laws. on friday, he said the wide scope of the ban would not improve public safety. >> this has been a huge week for governor christie. the decisions he made now are going to have ramifications if
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he runs for president. he took actions last week on gun that is are certainly going to be supportive of folk who is are pro-second amendment. he took actions today that are going to anger social conservatives when it comes to the gay therapy. >> reporter: the groups of friends and families of gays and ex-gays say it's going to hurt people to get the right to therapy they choose. opponents say they will fight the law in court. poppy harlow, cnn reporting. glenn greenwald vowing to -- he released several documents from edward snowden. now he insists britain will regret the way they treated his partner. he was released after questioning. authorities took away his cell
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phone and usb drives without charging him. attorneys for bradley manning are asking them not to rob the analyst of his youth. they want him sentenced to 60 years behind bars for releasing hundreds of classified documents to wikileaks. vice president joe biden's son beau undergoing tests this morning in houston after an episode of disorientation. he felt sick last week on a family vacation and saw doctors in chicago and philadelphia before coming home no wilmington. the white house is not releasing details about his condition. he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. >> concerned about that. a fire that killed five members of a bachelorette party, remember that? it's been ruled an accident. the limousine's suspension
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system suffered a failure as it went over the bridge in may. nine passengers were traveling in the limousine. two more, than allowed by law. a close call for actor dick van dyke and his wife. his sports car burst into flames in southern california. good samaritans helped pull them out of the car. van dyke said someone must be watching out for him. a nurse, a fire and and police officer happened to be driving by at the moment. his wife posted a picture on vine. they are fine, but slightly embarrassed. >> embarrassed? look at that car? torched. >> very lucky. coming up, have we entered the golden era of the iphone? i'll explain. money time is coming up next. [ male announcer ] if you've run out of tissues and considered other things... you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief.
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[off screen] did he apologize? [off screen] thanks, micah! [off screen] bye, guys. bye. see ya. oh my god! every day, more people connect face to face on the iphone than any other phone. i miss you. x. good morning to you new york. grab a cup of coffee, or roll over and go to sleep. we are lynning to demi lovato. that young lady is helping to build a school. good for her. a great way to celebrate your 21st birthday. >> a good cause. welcome back to "early start." it's money time. it's the longest losing streak
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for the dow. it is down four consecutive trading days. the dow lost 2.85% over four days. it's down nine of the last 11 trading days. why? interest rates are rising. it's hurting the stock market. the spike can be seen in the ten-year yield. that is the chart for it. it's up more than 75%. the highest interest rates hurt home refinancing, mortgage shoppers and companies trying to sell debt. the dow has been down but apple shares have been up as the likely date of the next iphone approaches september 10th. apple is working to get the phones out the door and shipped. they are expected to introduce a high end and low end iphone. a cheaper iphone is something they long called for. it would be a big hit in china. the iphone is -- a gold iphone. apple working on bringing a
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gold-toned phone to the mix. gold means luck in china. the irs sent out 20,000 letters about possible income under-reporting. a lot of cash transactions might be going unreported. they compare the credit card and cash receipts with industry averages. this is one of the biggest names in the hedge fund world. now he's baned from the industry for five years. he got the news from the scc yesterday. they have to pay $18 million and admit to wrong doing. they accused him of serious misconduct while operating the capital. he used client's money to pay personal taxes and manipulated bond prices. serious accusations from the sec and a five-year ban.
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controversy over u.s. aid in egypt. taxpayer support given as protesters are massacred in the street. why some american companies don't want the funding to stop. a college athlete gunned
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down at random in the streets. why the suspects say they did it. flames threatening thousands of homes in the west. will firefighters get help? indra petersons is tracking it. >> she's got her work cut out for her. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. we have two developments in egypt this morning. they have the nation on knife's edge. the arrest of the spirit chul leader, he is the latest in the party that backs morsi to be picked up by police and accused of insighting violence. that hours after the former ruler, hosni mubarak on one charge. he's been in custody followin i revolt two years ago. the death toll from nearly a week of violence is approaching 1,000 people.
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there is late word this morning that the u.s. is temporarily holding up military aid to egypt. not all of it. the decision is not permanent. the u.s. gives more than $1 billion of aid to egypt every year. some u.s. companies have every reason to want that money to keep flowing. >> the obama administration could say enough is enough and cut aid to egypt. but some american companies want to keep that money flowing because they are the ones cashing in. >> you are buying u.s. equipment from u.s. contractors. >> the u.s. doesn't cut a check to egypt, it deposits aid into an account at the federal reserve bank. it pays american contractors to build the weapons and parts for egypt. that includes $400 million for tank kits and $2.5 billion for f-16s. big companies got the contracts in part by sending lobbyists to
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capitol hill. they reminded lawmakers that if they can't build weapons for egypt, all the small town suppliers from lima, ohio to oxford, michigan will get buried. >> joe with company "x" made this particular piece for the tank for 20 years. he's good at it. if i don't give him an order for six months, yorn what's going to happen to him. >> they used to control the purse swings. they heard it year after year and it worked. >> the contractors have a vested interest in keeping the process going forward. >> reporter: the u.s. put its in a bind, cutting the aid won't get the government to pay off the defense contracts they already signed. >> it's going to cost the taxpayers a lot of money and get nothing in return. >> we reached out to the companies who said look, we are
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honoring or contracts. we don't want to comment on what the u.s. government may or may not do. the u.s. a transferred half of the $1.2 billion into the egypt fund with holding the other 600 million doesn't really save any money and may end up costing jobs. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> the u.s. wants to keep influence in the region because the suez canal and the position in the global energy trade as well. very, very sticky situation for the u.s. right now. meantime, out west here, fire crews fighting the good fight. dozens of wildfires burning. there is good news in central, idaho. authorities are giving some evacuees it green light to return home this morning. the beaver creek fire is over 160 square miles. the fire is less than 10% contained at this hour. indra petersons is tracking
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the weather for us. any help for the firefighters? >> it's going to take time. we have red flag warnings today, which mean fire danger. when you think of storms, you think of rain, wind and lightning. if you take out the threat of rain, you are left with wind and lightning. unfortunately, that's a threat today. the reason is something we call virga. when it's dry at the ground, the rain falls out of the clouds and evaporates. you have the threat of lightning that fuels more fires and the gusty wind that is could spread the fires. it's going to take several days of rain in the area before you moisten up the atmosphere to the ground and see the rainfall. that's what they are expecting as we go toward tomorrow and the end of the week. for today alone, the storm is light. it's going to take time to get more and more moisture in the area to get the dry pattern into a rainy pattern. it's a problem in the southeast. it's so wet. this is the radar. seeing the tropical moisture up
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to the carolinas. it's thanks to the stationary front. it's been all summer long above record rainfall. 15 inches above average. take a look at the stationary front still in place. now we go to wednesday. notice the changes. we see a cold front to the great lakes. the stationary front, one to two inches of rain, two to four inches additional rain. the biggest change is the cold front is going to cool us off from the great lakes and produce severe weather by tomorrow. either way, unbelievable amount of rain in the southeast. the flooding threat is so high. >> thank you indra. the president's task force offering up recommendations for areas hit by superstorm sandy. a climate change and rising sea levels will create increased flooding in the future. they call for a better electrical grid and a streamlined federal review process for sandy rebuilding
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projects. senator ted cruz is renouncing his canadian citizenship. he was born in calgary to a u.s. mother. some wonder if being born in canada makes him ineligible to be president. he will give up the canadian rights that he didn't know he had. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and a u.s. senator and i believe i should only be an american. bob filner met with representatives monday night. the meeting was designed to include a discussion of a possible resignation from the position. he's been under fire for weeks now. more than 15 women have come forward to claim he sexually harassed them. he proclaimed his innocence and a recall effort is urpd way.
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he went away for rehab, behavioral therapy, came back -- >> for a short while. >> a short while. now he's back and meeting with representatives of the city. a physicist is now asking for more information about what was going on at the time a jet went down. thomas has filed two lawsuits now claiming his freedom of information act requests were not adequately answered. this is what he wants to know. were there military exercises going on at that time. the group believes the missile brought the jet down killing 230 people on board. inmates on a hunger strike could be force fed. doctors may force feed certain inmates who are dying even if they have do not resuscitate forms signed.
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136 inmates are taking part in fact hunger strike that began on july 8th. this is a shocking crime that has people in the country and half way around the world rattled. the murder of a baseball student. duncan is 80 miles south of oklahoma city. there's the picture there, christopher lang was out jogging when three teenagers shot him in the back. why? because they just wanted to kill someone. his family is now struggling to cope with what happened. >> he's left his mark, as we know and, there's not going to be any good that comes out of this. it was so senseless. it's happened. it's wrong. we just try and deal with it the best we can. >> it is senseless. apparently random. the teenagers, age 15, 16 and 17
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have been arrested and expected to be charged with first degree murder. the suspects had plans to carry out another killing. they were stopped before they could go through with it. apparently, they were caught on surveillance video. incredible. for fun, police say. for fun. >> that is front page news in australia. another bizarre twist in the story of 16-year-old hannah anderson abducted by a family friend who killed her mother and brother. her captor, james dimaggio left an insurance policy that named her grandmother as the beneficiary. not sure what their relationship was. hannah was rescued and dimaggio killed in idaho. a pretrial could determine if a copy cat serial killer will face the death penalty. the bodies of three women were
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found in plastic bags. investigators say madison may have been influenced by cleveland serial killer. a judge is expected to decide if a 19-year-old florida woman will stay behind bars for having sex with an underage female classmate. she violated an order not to contact the classmate. they withdrew a plea deal to keep her in jail. the parents of the 14-year-old went to authorities. hunt's family say their relationship was consensual. in florida, if you are under 18, you are not able to consent to sex. supporters of the biological father of a 3-year-old girl are demanding she stay there and not be returned to her adoptive parents. she's been with her biological dad since 2011. a court ordered he should have custody because of their heritage. earlier, he renounced his rights. her adoptive parents from south
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carolina want a supreme court fight to get her back. brown refused to turn her back. the matter is before the courts in both states and the cherokee nation. pictures to show from russia where crews had to release two brown bears. they were stuck in the path of floodwaters near a chinese border. the flooding is the result of torrential rain. it's the worst part of flooding in that part of russia in more than 120 years. a pop star attacked in the street, robbed and beaten. he is sharing his story. that's next. hey love.
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[off screen] there you are. [speaking german] hi, grandpa! [off screen] give me a kiss! [speaking mandarin] what do you think? do you like it? [off screen] happy birthday! can you see that? [speaking polish] [off screen] did he apologize? [off screen] thanks, micah! [off screen] bye, guys.
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being abducted, beaten and robbed days after announcing plans for a comeback. he tells cnn they played in michigan last weekend. as he was walking down a street in the town of lapeer, two men grabbed him, forced him into a van and beat him. i was like bring me back to the hotel. i will find every dollar i can. don't kill me. i was crying, i admit it. i was scared and pleading for my life. it occurred to me, i just found out a couple weeks ago i'm going to be a dad. he said it's your lucky day and kicked me out of the car on to the train tracks. >> that fall on to the tracks broke a bone in his lower spine. he's recovering. this isn't a hoax or a chance to
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get attention before their comeback. the times of london says maria sharapova, the richest athlete in the world wants to change her last name to sugarpova. she wants to wear the logo, a pair of lips on her tennis attire which begins next week. she plans to have the name back to normal after the tournament ends. >> brilliant advertising. let's look at what's coming up on "new day." >> sounds good to me. good morning. we are tracking -- chris is in the room. >> i'm getting information now. a big story is a developing one. a plane was transferred from baltimore, it was going from baltimore to austin wound up in memphis, why?
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a passenger lost it, tried to open the emergency exit and leave the plane. luckily, members of the military were on board. the plane is okay. we don't understand the situation, it's developing. we are going to report it this morning. literally, we are getting the information as i'm here writing it in front of you as opposed to signing my name and doing the best signature. >> we are doing a lot of weather, tracking the wildfires out west. 11 states are fighting the flames. look at the video. thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes. one fire in idaho is so bad it's called a beast by emergency crews. we are going to watch that. we are going to meet a 12-year-old girl who survived a bear attack this weekend. she was simply out for a jog, which she does quite often. the bear came after her not once, but twice. she survived and is going to join us to tell her tale and tell us about some of the
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lessons learned from that experience and what she did to survive that. 12 years old. what courage. >> she has a great attitude, too. i love that girl. can't wait to see that. coming up, a u.s. marine home barred from playing college football. we told you about the story yesterday. it's caused a huge uproar across the country. we have an update for you next in the bleacher report. [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing. like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah. [ male announcer ] ...office space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weekend? no. [ male announcer ] share more. save more. at&t mobile share for business. ♪
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welcome back to "early start." 51 minutes past the hour. after receiving harsh criticism for the ruling, the ncaa reversed their ruling regarding steven rods. they are allowing him to play this season. andy has more in the bleacher report. the pressure got to them. >> it did. when middle tennessee hits the field, former marine, steven
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rhodes will be in uniform. originally, they said he had to sit out this season and have two years of eligibility because he played in a recreational league in the marines. they reversed the ruling and said he can play immediately and maintain all his eligibility. he was thrilled to hear the news. >> i was ecstatic. i found out in the middle of practice. they had me, man, ever since. it was a blessing. god works in mysterious ways. he worked it out quickly. >> the war of words between a-rod and major league baseball. they challenged him to waive the confidentiality clause and allow all the evidence they have to go public. the lawyer says it's a publicity stunt by major league and they
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couldn't do it. a-rod accused the yankees of mismanaging his medical pair. i think we know what john berman is doing on vacation. wait, it's not john berman. it's orlando jumping 75 feet from a helicopter into the hudson river. red bull diving series is in boston harbor this weekend. they decided to give the big apple love and publicity. the red sox at the giants last night, this foul ball heading down the left field line. check it out. three giants converge on the ball as the ball girl. she's not supposed to catch foul balls. luckily for her, joaquin was able to get it. no harm done. >> it's more likely it's where you would have found john berman than jumping out of a helicopter. thank you andy, we appreciate
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welcome back to "early start." 57 minutes past the hour. taking look at the top cnn trends. recognize that song? katy perry may have a hit on her hands. "roar," the one you are hearing now may be a hit. it would match "fireworks." lady gaga is telling her fans stop threatening those who disagree with me.
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posting an open letter days after her fans started attacking perez hilton. gaga wrote this, sending threats of any kind using hateful or abusive language and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything i stand for. the singer and the blogger have been battling via twitter over comments he made about her song and comments she made about him stalking her. that's it for "early start." take it away chris and kate. >> it's good for lady gaga. good stuff. see you soon. take a look at your clock. almost the top of the hour. here on "new day" time for the top news. breaking overnight, a plane diverted after a passenger tries to open the exit doors. we are live with the latest, including who was on board that
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was able to stop it. fire and rain. a ferocious wildfire tearing through idaho. thousands evacuated. famous sun valley in the cross hairs in the southeast. flooding is out of control. breaking puppy news. the obama's have a sister for bo. meet sunny. we have the pictures. >> your "new day" starts right now. good morning, everybody. welcome to "new day." it's tuesday, august 20th, 6:00 in the east, i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan with news anchor michaela pereira. the obama's new dog isn't the only new story for washington today. senator ted cruz released his birth certificate to the media to prove he's an american citizen. turns out he's also canadian. so what's he doing? what is the birther, what are
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these birther claims doing to our political process? i'd ask you? plus we have a murder in oklahoma causing an international uproar. an australian college baseball player allegedly killed by three players from oklahoma. what is the most shocking part is why the teens say sthe did it. max foster had a huge one on one with prince william yesterday that had the world talking and today he'll bring us this, the new photos of the new babe ye and the surprise was who took the photos. an airtran flight from baltimore headed to austin, texas, forced to make an unscheduled landing after a passenger tried to exit the emergency exit midair. this goes under the